Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze

Book - 2017
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"Class reunions: a time for memories--good, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, deadly--in the thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt - and as it turned out, homicidal - local school board, and now the town's back in view with more alarming news: A woman's been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There's a possibility that it might be connected to a highschool class of twenty years ago that has a mid-winter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into twenty years' worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood. In the process, one thing becomes increasingly clear tohim. It's true what they say: High school is murder"--
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2017
ISBN: 9780399176067
0399176063
9780399573781
Characteristics: 391 pages ;,24 cm.

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LolaTony
Jun 28, 2020

Virgil Flowers is growing on me. IMO, he seems to be a peacenik doing police work. He sure does have some interesting friends. By the time, John Sandford is finished with his Virgil Flowers series, Virgil will be like the 6 million dollar man.... He gets hurt in every book I have read. I really laughed at the picture in my mind's eye of a 'blue squid' covering the broken nose Virgil got at the hands of several women who are not happy that he is working to help break up their home-based business of modifying Ken & Barbie dolls into pornographic sex toys.
I enjoyed the story, even though there is quite a bit of 'filler' material whose purpose it seems is for Sandford to reach a number of words quota for the book.
All in all, it was an enjoyable read. I'm looking forward to reading another (mis)adventure by BCA agent, Virgil Flowers.

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msgracie
Oct 10, 2019

I should probably start at the beginning of this series to like this better. I think it is mediocre. I will continue to read JS.

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Suellen1111
Oct 02, 2019

An easy read, well crafted, with some exciting frozen river scenes & some fun dialogue. Sandford is a top notch writer but I don't know about Virgil all-grown-up with a family complete with dog. I think he was more fun when he was foot loose & on the make. Books aren't real life -- why does Sandford have to do this? Davenport grew up as well, got married-with-babies & I lost interest in him. Good thing we've still got Child's Reacher wandering around, foot loose & unattached.

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LauraSteinert
Oct 01, 2019

Virgil goes back to Trippton--he should have known better--and faces a hostile town. Even the district attorney hates him for putting "good citizens" in jail just because they, the school board, stole millions and killed a bunch of people a couple books ago. The sheriff is still useless, but he's got a new cop worth knowing. Also working against Virgil is a LA private detective who has gotten the governor to enlist Virgil because no one is willing to talk to her about the pornographic Ken and Barbie dolls. Yet another trip to the hospital for Virgil, and another romp with Johnson Johnson but this time in the middle of winter on a frozen river.
I love this series. I usually read about 300 pages before I take a break. Just SO hard to put down. Not something I can say about the last three books I didn't rate here because I refused to finish after reading the mandatory 100 pages

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user_glen
Jun 05, 2019

#10

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candlesticktroughs
Nov 19, 2018

found myself missing lucas; he seems to have more concentrated, directed purpose than virgil does; however, there are more funny lines in this virgil flowers book. the publisher's excerpted blurb seems misleading, as it appears to say the novel is more focused on the characters' high school days, and even the connections to those days still being true in contemporary time. I would have said it is a story about an incestuous small town, and the intrepid though wry, state investigator who is sent to solve a murder, and has to sift through many seemingly innocent acquaintances of the victim, in that quest. the murder opens the book, but for a long period, nothing very active occurs. It resembles a columbo tv episode, in the way it is structured, then. were I all that interested in editing my little blurbs, I could have just written that preceding sentence. I've written nearly 2000 of these, so far, and the librarians have said there are a million items in the catalog. so i'll keep on keeping on, as a 60s or 70s song once sang/said.

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Zoelexi777
Jun 29, 2018

I enjoyed this book. It wasn’t fantastic but was an enjoyable read. Sandford always produces.

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wildct2003
May 23, 2018

My first Virgil Flowers story. Thought it was just ok. Large Print version had a recurring typo -- "but" kept showing up as "ut".

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njon38
Mar 13, 2018

Sanford delivers as usual.

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wilbertjack
Feb 17, 2018

Not my favourite f*cking Flowers book.
SPOILER: Virgil and Frankie having a baby ?

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